Dr.Smrutirekha Mohanty;

Dr. Mohanty is an Assistant Professor (Stage-I) at the Department of Economics, Ravenshaw University. Before joining Ravenshaw University, she served as an Assistant Professor at the Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad, during 2017-22. She was a Consultant at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India, New Delhi, and was a Research Fellow at the National Law University, Delhi. She was associated with the Punjab Governance Reforms Commission in the capacity of a Research Associate in 2011. She was an Assistant Professor (ad-hoc) at the Department of Economics, College of Vocational Studies, the University of Delhi, in 2010. She obtained her PhD and MPhil degrees from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She also received the JRF and SRF fellowships from the UGC during 2008-2013. She obtained her M.A in Economics from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. She completed one ICSSR research project and presented papers at national and international conferences. She has also rendered her professional services as a reviewer at international journals: International Journal of Educational Development (Elsevier) and Journal of Economics, Race and Policy (Springer). She had rendered her professional services as a keynote speaker, resource person and consultant at various organizations of national repute like Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat; SPIESR, Ahmedabad and NUEPA, New Delhi. Recently, she co-ordinated a two-day national seminar on “Changing Characteristics of Indian Labour Market: Issues and Challenges in the Backdrop of Covid-19” (7-8 July, 2022). She has published her research in various SCOPUS-indexed and UGC-CARE-listed journals. Currently, she teaches Microeconomics and Introductory Econometrics to under graduate students at the Department of Economics.

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  • Research
  • Publications
  • Teaching


Primary: Development Economics;

Secondary: Economic analysis of Crime

  • ‘Rice Ecosystem Heterogeneity and determinants of climate risk adaptation in Indian agriculture: Farm level evidence, Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies (EMERALD) 2022 (Co-author: G. Pandaria and P. Goyari).
  • ‘Is Growth Enough for Poverty Reduction? A Micro Perspective from Two South Indian States,’ Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. LVII, No. 18, pp. 14-19 (Coauthor: Priyabrata Sahoo).
  • Does development deter crime against women? Panel evidence from India, Journal of Business and Socio-economic Development (EMERALD), 2022 (Coauthors: S. Gupta, Pradeep Sahoo).
  • Growth elasticity of poverty and pro-poor growth during post reform period: a tale of two Indian states, Area Development and Policy (ROUTLEDGE), P. 1-15, 2022 (Coauthor: Priyabrata Sahoo).
  • Covid-19 Lockdown and prices of essential food items in India: Examining law of one price, Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies (EMERALD), 3, vol 12, 2022 (Co-author: Nusrat Akber).
  • How can public policy encourage more private investment in Indian agriculture? Input subsidies vs public investment, Food Policy (ELSEVIER), Vol.107, Article No.102210, 2022 (Coauthors: N Akber and A. Mishra).
  • Land Tenure Security and Farm Efficiency in Indian Agriculture: Revisiting the Old Debate, Land Use Policy (ELSEVIER), 114, Article No.105955, 2022 (Coauthors: Amit Basantray & Pabitra Jena).
  • Agricultural Growth and Farm Investments: Assessment of recent Trends, Breaks and Linkages,’ Italian Review of Agricultural Economics (FUP), 2021, Vol. 76, No.2, pp.17-30 (Co-author: Nusrat Akber).
  • Determinants of antenatal care utilization India: A count-data modelling approach, Journal of Development Policy & Practice (SAGE), Vol. 6, No 2, pp.210-230, 2021 (Coauthors: Arvind Yadav, Susanta Nag).
  • ‘Incidence of Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases in India: Trends, Distributional Pattern and Determinants’, The Indian Economic Journal (SAGE), 68, No.4, pp. 593-609, 2021.
  • ‘Public Financing of Indian Agriculture and its Returns,’ Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol. 33, pp. 1-14, 2020. (Co-author: Nusrat Akber)
  • ‘Caste-Class Association and School Participation in Uttar Pradesh, India: Evidence from NSSO Data’, International Journal of Educational Development, (ELSEVIER), Vol. 79, Article no.102292, 2020. (Coauthors: Sandeep Tiwari & Pabitra K.Jena).
  • ‘The Crowding-in/out Debate in Investment in India: Fresh Evidence from NARDL Application’, South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance (SAGE), Vol. 9, No. 2, pp.167-189, 2020.
  • ‘Market Arrival of Apples under Risk in Jammu & Kashmir, India: Evidence from an ARDL Application’, Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies (EMERALD), 10, No 2, p. 177-189, 2020 (Co-author: Nusrat Akber).
  • ‘Investment, Subsidy and Productivity in Indian Agriculture: an Empirical Analysis’, Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol. 32, No.3, pp. 13-21, 2019 (Co-author: Nusrat Akber).
  • ‘Is public investment complementary to private investment in Indian agriculture? Evidence from NARDL approach,’ Agricultural Economics (WILEY), Vol. 50, No. 5, pp. 643-655, 2019 (Co-author: Nusrat Akber).
  • ‘Examining Growth-Inequality nexus in post reform Odisha: A Sectoral Decomposition Analysis,’ Journal of Development Policy & Practice (SAGE), Vol 4, No.1, pp. 12-34, 2019 (Co-author: Priyabrat Sahoo)
  • ‘Land Tenure Security and Adoption of Modern Rice Technology in Odisha, Eastern India: Revisiting Besley’s Hypothesis’, Land Use Policy, (ELSEVIER), Vol. 78, pp. 236-244, 2018.
  • ‘Role of Education in Farm Production under Varying Technologies: Evidence from Paddy Growers in India’, Agricultural & Food Economics (SPRINGER), Vol. 6, No 7, pp 1-19, 2018 (Coauthor: Phanindra Goyari).
  • ‘Statistical Modeling of Crop-Weather Relations in India: A Survey on Evolutionary Trend of Methodology,’ Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, Vol 15, Issue 1, pp. 44-61, 2018 (Coauthor: Phanindra Goyari).
  • ‘An Overview of Indian Agriculture in Post Green Revolution Era’ in B. Goswamy, M. P. Bezbaruah and R. Mandal (Eds) Indian Agriculture after Green Revolution: Changes and Challenges (2017), Routledge Studies in Agricultural Economics, Routledge (Coauthor: Phanindra Goyari and Kiril Tochkov).
  • ‘Rice Ecosystems and Adoption of Modern Varieties in Odisha, East India: Intensity, Determinants and Policy Implications’, Journal of Developing Areas, 51, No.3, pp.197-213, May 2017 (Coauthor: Phanindra Goyari and Kiril Tochkov).
  • ‘Role of Education in Adoption of Modern Paddy Varieties under Varying Farm Environments of Odisha,’ Artha Vijñāna, Vol. 58, No.1, pp. 1-18, Dec 2016.
  • ‘Climatic Risks and Household Vulnerability Assessment: A Case of Rice Growers in Odisha,’ Agricultural Economics Research Review,28, pp 199-210, 2015 (Coauthor: Phanindra Goyari).
  • ‘Supply Response in Rainfed Agriculture of Odisha, Eastern India: A Vector Error Correction Approach,’ Agricultural Economics Review, Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 89- 104, Dec. 2013 (Coauthor: Phanindra Goyari).
  • ‘Analyzing Growth and Instability in Subsistence Agriculture of Odisha: Evidence from Major Crops,’ Agricultural Economics Research Review, 26, pp. 67-78, Sept. 2013 (Coauthor: Phanindra Goyari).
  • ‘WTO and Indian Chili Export: Issues of Growth, Instability and Competitiveness,’ Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, 28, No 2, pp. 35-50, 2014. (Coauthor: Balaji).
  • ‘Measuring Weather Impact on Crop Yield by Using Aridity Index Approach: Evidence from Orissa’, Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol. 25, Issue 2, pp. 205-216, Dec. 2012 (Coauthor: Phanindra Goyari, R K Mishra)
  • ‘Controversy of Trade Policy Orientation and Productivity Growth in Manufacturing Sector: Evidence from three Indian States,’ The Asian Economic Review, 50, No.3, pp. 471-486, Dec. 2010 (Coauthor: Asis Kumar Senapati).



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